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Takatsuki residents mourn death of 9-year-old girl, as cleanup in quake-hit Kansai continues

6 hours 4 min ago
They came to offer flowers, juice and silent prayers in memory of a 9-year-old girl — some touched by the tragic death of a child ...
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Osaka quake highlights dangers posed by concrete-block walls

6 hours 8 min ago
The death on Monday of a 9-year-old girl in Osaka Prefecture highlights the potential dangers of violating building codes and of concrete-block walls, which can ...
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World Cup views from Tokyo, Group H: Japan, Colombia, Senegal and Poland

6 hours 9 min ago
Japan-based supporters of Group H teams fighting it out for the ultimate prize at the FIFA World Cup speak to The Japan Times.
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Reversing Japan’s demographic nosedive

6 hours 12 min ago
Many steps can be taken to boost the shrinking population.
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Brace for quakes that can hit at any time, anywhere

6 hours 13 min ago
The Osaka quake should serve as yet another wake-up call for city administrators across the nation to review their preparedness for disasters.
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What’s so good about Japan’s demography?

6 hours 14 min ago
The nation's labor force is shrinking, educated and dedicated — attributes that match the needs of a knowledge-based economy
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Trump is losing the South China Sea

6 hours 15 min ago
Unless the U.S. adopts a stronger policy to contain Chinese expansionism there, the widely shared vision of a free, open, and democratic-led Indo-Pacific will give ...
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A trade war will hit developing countries the hardest

6 hours 16 min ago
The effects of a global trade war would be felt everywhere, but especially in the world's poorest countries.
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You can hate Putin but love the World Cup

6 hours 17 min ago
Russians and foreign visitors can get a closer look at each other, without the usual filters.
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Growing U.S.-China trade fears push dollar below ¥110 in Tokyo

6 hours 27 min ago
The dollar slipped below ¥110 in Tokyo trading Tuesday, weighed down by escalating concerns about the simmering U.S.-China trade war.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood ...
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Lower house passes bills on casinos and smoking controls

6 hours 35 min ago
The Lower House on Tuesday passed a bill that will allow casinos to open in Japan, despite concerns over gambling addiction and casino-related antisocial behavior.Prime ...
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Philippine Supreme Court upholds ouster of chief justice, a known enemy of Duterte

6 hours 50 min ago
The Philippine Supreme Court upheld the expulsion of its chief justice, the authoritarian president’s highest-ranking critic, in a final ruling Tuesday that critics warned is ...
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UNHCR pitches survival tent at Tokyo’s Shibuya Station to draw youth attention to World Refugee Day

6 hours 58 min ago
On most weekends, the plaza surrounding the famous Hachiko dog statue outside Shibuya Station is thronged with people. However, the popular Tokyo rendezvous point last ...
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JAL, ANA bend on sovereignty row, swapping ‘Taiwan’ for ‘China Taiwan’ on Chinese websites

7 hours 1 min ago
Japan’s two largest airlines have changed “Taiwan” to “China Taiwan” on their Chinese-language websites, officials said Tuesday, a move likely to please Beijing but anger ...
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North Korea’s Kim heads to China with nukes and summit likely on agenda

7 hours 5 min ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un began a two-day visit Tuesday, Chinese state-run television said, exactly a week after Kim’s landmark summit with U.S. President ...
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Astros rally past Rays for 12th straight victory

7 hours 6 min ago
Alex Bregman hit a game-ending two-run double with one out in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Monday ...
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Anxious travelers cancel bookings, spooked by deadly Osaka quake

7 hours 7 min ago
Monday morning’s deadly earthquake in Osaka has affected tourism in the region, with travelers at home and overseas canceling bookings in the affected areas.At least ...
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Rika Kihira making right call by moving up to senior ranks

7 hours 9 min ago
Japan junior champion Rika Kihira, one of only eight women in history to land the triple axel in international competition, has decided to move up ...
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U.S. serial sperm donor banned from donating in Israel

7 hours 18 min ago
Serial sperm donor Ari Nagel, an American who has fathered 33 children, with 10 more on the way, has been banned from donating his sperm ...
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The most harrowing story actress Ayame Misaki has to tell is her own

7 hours 20 min ago
Model-turned-actress Ayame Misaki has played a variety of roles over the past decade, including a soldier in “Attack on Titan” and a manipulative hostess in ...
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